Breaking news: Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald set for grudge Anthony Fowler rematch at Deepdale next year

Scott Fitzgerald (right) before his fight with Anthony Fowler earlier this year. centre is Eddie Hearn''Photo: Matchroom Boxing
Scott Fitzgerald (right) before his fight with Anthony Fowler earlier this year. centre is Eddie Hearn''Photo: Matchroom Boxing

Plans are being drawn up to stage part two of the bitter feud between Scott Fitzgerald and arch rival Anthony Fowler at Deepdale.

The aim is for the two to meet each other in a super-welterweight showdown at Preston North End's historic ground, possibly at the end of May 2020.

Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn - who promotes both boxers - held initial discussions with PNE officials this morning.

It is understood those talks went well and the proposal is for Fitzgerald's blockbuster domestic grudge match with Fowler to top the bill with an undercard of local fighters.

The pair met in March earlier this year at the Liverpool Arena with Fitzgerald earning a famous points victory after putting Fowler on the canvas in the final round.

Fitzgerald has since gone on to win the British title, beating Ted Cheeseman on points earlier this month in Newcastle.

Fowler's last outing saw him overcome Blackpool's Brian Rose in the summer.

Before the fight can take place, it will have to receive the green light from the council and the police.